Iceland temperatures in January

January in Iceland has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very low in Eyjafjaroarsveit with -0°C to low temperatures in Vestmannaeyjar with 7°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 3°C in Vestmannaeyjar and -7°C in Eyjafjaroarsveit. January is a winter month. On average, it is one of the coldest months of the year.

What is the temperature of the different cities in Iceland in January?

Explore the map below to discover average January temperatures at the top destinations in Iceland. For a deeper dive, simply click on any destination dot.

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Legend very warm warm pleasant moderate cold very cold
Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in January in Iceland?
  • Vestmannaeyjar tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C and a minimum nighttime temperature of around 3°C.

  • What is the coldest city in January in Iceland?
  • According to our data, Eyjafjaroarsveit holds the title for the coldest city in Iceland in January. It experiences maximum temperatures of approximately -0°C and drops to lows of about -7°C during the night.

  • How much sun does Iceland get in January?
  • The city Reykjavík usually sees around 20 hours of sunlight, indicating fewer sunny days.

  • What is the water's temperature in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 7°C in Vestmannaeyjar this month, so not the best month to swim.

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